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Spellbreaker - Strength Fighter

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Strike damageSustainDefenseDps.

Designed for:

  

Expansions required:

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Overview

Power Spellbreaker is a very strong open world solo build with a low skill floor and a very high skill ceiling thanks to the nature of . It can be built many different ways, from DPS to sustain tank, and can even bring support for allies in group events.

Skill Bar

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Greatsword

Weapon Variants

  • Dagger (offhand) - provides extreme sustain with . Run this if struggling.
  • Dagger (mainhand) - higher mobility than Axe (mainhand) without losing much DPS
  • Mace (mainhand) - high defense and CC with low damage
  • Mace (offhand) - very high CC but low damage
  • Shield - decent CC with very high defense but very low damage
  • Rifle - the only power-based ranged option Warrior has

Skill Variants

Heal Skills

  • - a big heal that maxes adrenaline
  • - extremely strong counter-pressure heal

Utilities

  • - more dodges.
  • - CC that activates
  • - CC that activates
  • - stability and damage reduction
  • - best condition clear and stunbreak
  • - high DPS option
  • - immortality for a few seconds
  • - boost ally damage; great for zergs
  • - boost ally damage; great for zergs
  • - boost ally defense; great for zergs
  • - boost ally heals and boons; great for zergs
    • If taking banners, ensure is taken.

Elite Skills

  • - ally rez + boon support
  • - projectile hate

Specializations

Build Code

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  • - combined with and , provides permanent Quickness Quickness
  • - use if taking daggers
  • - nearly permanent Stability Stability uptime
  • - grants significant protection uptime
  • - if not running a dagger
  • - if not running an axe
  • - provides extremely high sustain when combined with

Tactics Variant

For a massive boost to sustain, replace Discipline with Tactics.



Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard

This set uses gear similar to that of Berserker - Power DPS, making it a good option for general PVE

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Superior Rune of the Eagle

Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Knight stat icon.png Knight's , Soldier stat icon.png Soldier - mix with the gear above for extra defense

Sigils

  • - budget dps
  • - general-use dps
  • - strong defense sigil
  • - use with mace for an increase to sustain

Runes

  • - competitive with if using Discipline variants
  • - alternative dps
  • / - Powerful defensive runes which can be useful for soloing harder content.
  • - cheap defensive option

Consumables

Farming

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming

Solo

This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties. Ascended versions of these are available and should be used when possible.
Food
  • - permanent Fury Fury when farming trash or with a zerg
  • - extreme sustain when farming trash or with a zerg
  • - a huge boost to damage whenf arming trash or in a zerg
  • , - DPS food
  • , - Defense and Might Might
  • - Lifesteal
  • , , - Damage Reduction Food
Utility
  • , - Damage

Usage

Damage

  • Use off cooldown: , , (or any current Burst skill at 2 bars)
  • Damage priority is as follows:
  1. (or other Burst skills)

Fill the rest with auto-attacks.

Defense

  • is a really powerful defensive skill, try to use it instead of dodging whenever possible.
    • Note that reduces the damage of attacks to 0 rather than actually blocking them. This is relevant if trying not to get hit by an attack (e.g. for specific achievements).
  • Mace/Shield has several blocks and CC
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible (except when baiting ).

Sustain

  • If using , granting might to yourself will provide healing and endurance regeneration.
  • If using Tactics, Shouts provide extra healing.
  • If using Daggers, provides very high health per second.

Crowd Control

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Video Examples

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Build rating - 5 stars
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5 Ratings
5 stars
Pleasebean gave this build 5 stars May 2021

A solid build for any who enjoys melee combat, truly fit the theme of a forminable fighter. Self sustained is so high while you are fighting, not much focus is needed because as long as you hit something you can heal up to full even below 50%. One more small benefit that if using Phalanx Strength this build practically immortal in zerg/massive meta while still provide extremely high might up time. The only downside is this build has limited CC unless you willing to give up some personal dps for mace/hammer/physical utilities.

5 stars
Linera gave this build 5 stars January 2021

As of 2021, this build is still an excellent solo build. Able to solo champions with relative ease thanks to the sustained healing from sun and moon and might makes right. "Shake it off" alone functions as a very good condi removal option and stunbreak. And full counter is a third dodge. Its only real weakness is its relatively short range, which is somewhat mitigated with its gap closing skills, namely GS 3, GS 5, dagger 2, and dagger burst. Overall, 5/5

5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars November 2020

The best solo build for warrior. Very versatile, relatively easy to play, and can quickly be adapted to fit different playstyle. Has gone from a build I rarely took seriously to one of my favorites very quickly.

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5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

A tanky, high AoE damage build for Spellbreaker. Excels at soloing group events and cleaving down trash mobs, and can survive some things it shouldn't be able to with Full Counter. Like all Warrior builds, its weakness is its short effective range.

5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars July 2018

A great build that fulfils classic warrior wielding a big sword fantasy, with not only great personal sustain and damage mitigation through Might Makes Right and Full Counter, but also extremely effective at generating its own might further increasing its damage between Forceful Greatsword and Magebane Tether.

Alongside this it also has decent condition cleanse with Mending and Brawler's Recovery, as well as good mobility on Greatsword with Whirlwind Attack and Rush which are further enhanced by Warrior's Sprint removing immobile.

This build, overall, is absolutely excellent, while being fun to play - between Mace and Shield skills, Hundred Blades, and Physical skills, it's easy to get the feeling that your warrior is this extremely strong unstoppable juggernaut.

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